Sonography Schools In California

Sonography classes faculty can choose to work at one of 27 accredited sonography schools in California. The trends in California's sonography academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in sonography includes sonography training at the following levels:

  • Sonography Certificate
  • Associates degree in Sonography
  • Bachelors degree in Sonography


Schools

  1. Casa Loma College-Van Nuys

    6725 Kester Ave, Van Nuys, California 91405

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  2. Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

    1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, California 90059

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  3. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  4. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  5. Lincoln University in Oakland

    401 15th Street, Oakland, California 94612-2801

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  6. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  7. Kaplan College in North Hollywood

    6180 Laurel Cyn Blvd Ste 101, North Hollywood, California 91606-3231

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  8. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  9. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  10. San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield

    201 New Stine Rd, Bakersfield, California 93309

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  11. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  12. Modern Technology School

    16560 Harbor Blvd., Units K-Q, Fountain Valley, California 92708-9821

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  13. Newbridge College

    1840 E 17th St Ste 140, Santa Ana, California 92705

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  14. Career Colleges of America

    5612 E Imperial Hwy, South Gate, California 90280

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  15. Coast Career Institute

    1354 S Hill St, Los Angeles, California 90015-3040

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  16. Central California School

    3195 McMillan Ste F, San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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  17. PCI College

    17215 Studebaker Rd #310, Cerritos, California 90703

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  18. West Coast Ultrasound Institute

    291 S La Cienega Blvd Ste 500, Beverly Hills, California 90211

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  19. California College of Vocational Careers

    1901 Chester Ave #201, Bakersfield, California 93301

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  20. ATI College

    12440 Firestone Blvd Ste 2001, Norwalk, California 90650

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  21. National Polytechnic College

    6630 Telegraph Road, Commerce, California 90040

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  22. American Career College in Ontario

    3130 East Sedona Court, Ontario, California 91764

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  23. ATI College-SantaAna

    1125 East 17th Street, suite N251, Santa Ana, California 92701

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  24. Carrington College California-Citrus Heights

    7301 Greenback Lane-Ste A, Citrus Heights, California 95621

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  25. Newbridge College-Long Beach

    3799 E. Burnett St., Long Beach, California 90815

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  26. Institute of Medical Education

    130 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, California 95113

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  27. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

    2121 S El Camino Real Bldg C 2000, San Mateo, California 94403

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Sonography Employment

California 5,280
National 53,010

Of all of the sonographers that work in the US, approximately 10% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Sonographers In California

3,290 4,370 4,770 5,100 5,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, sonography is a growing field. There were 1,990 more sonographers working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of sonographers has grown by 60%. This growth is faster than the national trend for sonographers which shows a 20% increase in the number of sonographers working around the nation.

Sonography VS. All Professions salaries in California

$66,640 $68,200 $72,620 $74,030 $77,260
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sonography
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to sonographers are growing in California. In 2006 sonographers made a mean salary of $66,640 per year, and in 2010 they made $77,260 per year.

Salary percentiles for Sonographers in California

10th percentile
$50,380
25th percentile
$64,190
50th percentile
$77,750
75th percentile
$91,970
90th percentile
$107,540

This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of sonography, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid sonographers earning 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Sonographers and related professions in California

Health Science
$76,941
Sonography
$77,260
X Ray Technician
$66,040

In California, sonographers make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sonography programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
8
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
25
Total34

As the number of sonographers is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 27 accredited sonography schools in California state is also increasing. In California, there were 469 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,026 graduates from sonography courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 119% percent increase in the number of sonography school degree or certificate graduates in California. A majority of these graduates, or 74%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in sonography.

Sonography Faculty Salaries in California

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